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BRYAN BULLINGTON
BALL ST U
RHP
R/R
6'5"
220
09/30/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Tall, lanky build. Strong upper body. Quick, whipping arm action with fastball that tails into right-handed hitters. Little effort in delivery. Late break to curveball. Plenty of arm strength.
2
MELVIN UPTON
GREENBRIER CHRISTIAN ACAD
SS
R/R
6'2"
167
08/21/1984
HS
COMMENT: Body now similar to Alfonso Soriano. Build will eventually resemble Mike Cameron. Gap-to-gap, line-drive stroke. Ball jumps. Plus runner, especially from 1B to 3B. Soft hands. Above-average arm, more when needed. True shortstop tools and ability. Defensive skills to play center field. Has range and covers gaps with ease, similar to Doug Glanville. Goes by "BJ."
3
CHRISTOPHER GRULER
LIBERTY UNION HS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
200
09/11/1983
HS
COMMENT: Good body. Large, raw-boned frame, similar to Jim Palmer. Fastball bores in on righties. Hard, tight-rotating curveball. Splitter with some sink, used as off-speed pitch. Mound presence. Great kid.
4
ADAM LOEWEN
FRASER VALLEY CHRISTIAN H
LHP
L/L
6'6"
215
04/09/1984
HS
COMMENT: Long, thickly muscled arms and legs on large frame, similar to Hall of Famer Steve Carlton. Effortless, three-quarter release with loose arm. Ball jumps out of hand. Downward plane and late, boring action with some sink on fastball. Sharp-biting, knee-buckling curve with depth. Change fades and sinks. Strong, durable with command of all pitches.
5
CLINTON EVERTS
CYPRESS FALLS HS
RHP
S/R
6'2"
170
08/10/1984
HS
COMMENT: Medium frame. Slender, lean, wiry build. Loose, quick, effortless arm with fluid, high three-quarter delivery. Good downhill plane. Fall-off-the-table, power curveball has tight downer plane with late bite. Feel for circle change with deception, sink and fade. Tremendous upside potential. Clean arm action and delivery. Excellent makeup.
6
DONALD GREINKE
APOPKA HS
SS
R/R
6'2"
180
10/21/1983
HS
COMMENT: Goes by Zach. Sloping shoulders. Compact delivery. Strong, clean arm action, works well out front. Throws easy. Good arm action and delivery. Fastball with tailing action, but there's more there. Tight slider with tilt and depth. Feel for change with sink. Player has come long way from thrower to pitcher. Excellent makeup
7
PRINCE FIELDER
EAU GALLIE HS
1B
L/R
5'11"
286
05/09/1984
HS
COMMENT: Wide, heavy frame, especially through hips and thighs. Not sculptured look of most athletes, but better athlete than he looks. Excellent upper body strength. Son of former Major Leaguer Cecil Fielder. Quick, powerful stroke, short to ball with excellent bat speed through zone. Ball explodes off bat. Plenty of strength to hit with power.
8
SCOTT MOORE
CYPRESS HS
SS
L/R
6'2"
180
11/17/1983
HS
COMMENT: Long-limbed, athletic build. Solid frame. Big bopper hitting style. Power stroke, maximum extension with lift to swing. Good bat speed and turns it loose. Plus-homer potential. Anticipates and stays alert. Aggressive on bases.
9
JEFFREY FRANCIS
U BRITISH COLUMBIA
LHP
L/L
6'5"
200
01/08/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Extremely tall, well-proportioned frame. Build like Oakland's Mark Mulder. Quick, whip-like arm. Releases fastball late. Fastball has natural tail, late sink when down. Hard curve has depth, late short zone bite. Turns over straight change, nasty, late sink with arm speed. Poised. Solid makeup. Lots of first-pitch strikes.
10
DREW MEYER
U SOUTH CAROLINA
SS/2B
L/R
5'10"
185
08/29/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Medium frame, stocky, compact build. Well-developed, especially lower half. Strong hands. Body similar to Denny Hocking. Can hit to all fields. Sure-hands.
11
JEREMY HERMIDA
WHEELER HS
RF
L/R
6'4"
195
01/30/1984
HS
COMMENT: Andy Van Slyke-type body. Strong, athletic with solid baseball tools. Can spank left field gap. Like to extend, but can bring hands in, turn on ball and smoke it. Ball really jumps off bat. Makes plays defensively.
12
JOSEPH SAUNDERS
VIRGINIA TECH U
LHP
L/L
6'4"
200
06/16/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Extra-large frame. Durable build, large hands, strong. Build similar to Barry Zito. Smooth delivery. Fields position well. Aggressive with riding fastball. Effectively mixes in two-seamer. Slider is more of a slurve with late bite. Changeup is strikeout pitch. Improving every year. Good feel for mound.
13
KHALIL GREENE
CLEMSON U
SS
R/R
5'10"
190
10/21/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT:
14
RUSS ADAMS
U NORTH CAROLINA
SS
L/R
6'1"
175
08/30/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Slender build. Lively body, similar to Nomar Garciaparra. Puts ball in play. Gap power, hits occasional long ball. Quick release. Feet and hands work properly.
15
SCOTT KAZMIR
CYPRESS FALLS HS
LHP
L/L
6'0"
175
01/24/1984
HS
COMMENT: Medium, wiry, well-defined frame. Three-quarter arm angle, high leg kick and lightning-quick, live arm. 91-93 fastball jumps out of hand, explodes at plate.
16
NICHOLAS SWISHER
OHIO ST U
1B
S/L
6'0"
200
11/25/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Muscular, athletic build on large frame. Body similar to Rusty Greer. Quiet hitting approach. Quick bat through zone. Takes hands to ball well. Aggressive hitter. Shows power from both sides. Instincts for the outfield. Playable arm. Son of former Major Leaguer Steve Swisher.
17
COLBERT HAMELS
RANCHO BERNARDO HS
LHP
L/L
6'3"
175
12/27/1983
HS
COMMENT: Angular, wiry, lean muscles, long extremities. High three-quarter release. Obvious quick, live arm. Natural lefty sink action. Fastball takes off last 10 feet. Occasional 12-6 break on curve. Good follow through and extension out front. Deceptive circle change occasionally backs up. Crafty, mixes pitches well. Excellent mound presence.
18
ROGER RING
SAN DIEGO ST U
LHP
L/L
6'0"
220
12/21/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Solid, muscular frame, similar to Mike Stanton. Powerful, quick arm. Sneaky quick, live fastball. Heavy fastball that occasionally explodes last 10 feet. Deceptive circle change. Pit bull competitor. Very confident, wants ball now. Goes by middle name "Royce."
19
JAMES LONEY
LAWRENCE E ELKINS HS
1B
L/L
6'3"
205
05/07/1984
HS
COMMENT: Large frame, long arms. Quick arm with sound, three-quarter deliver and bordeline, average fastball (87-89) with tailing life. Slow curve and excellent changeup with deception and life.
20
KEIUNTA SPAN
TAMPA CATHOLIC HS
CF
L/L
6'1"
175
02/27/1984
HS
COMMENT: Great, live, athletic body with bounce and glide to actions. Built similar to Reggie Sanders. Chokes up. Great acceleration. Compact stroke. Drives ball into gaps. Quick first step in outfield. Can go gap to gap. Also plays football. Potential leadoff hitter. Exciting player.
21
ROBERT BROWNLIE
ST U NJ RUTGERS
RHP
R/R
6'0"
210
10/05/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Strong, compact, durable body. Looks taller than he is. Body similar to Rick Reed. Does it easy with live, quick arm. Ball jumps out of hand. Late-darting hammer knuckle curve is out pitch. Circle change is a late diver.
22
JEREMY GUTHRIE
STANFORD U
RHP
R/R
6'1"
195
04/08/1979
4YR
COMMENT: Well-proportioned, solid, compact body. Strong arms and legs. Built like Bret Saberhagen. Compact delivery with quick arm. Slider breaks fast and sharp. Fastball tails when crossing plate. Good arm action on change. 11-to-5 curve with snap. Good makeup, challenges hitters.
23
JEFFREY FRANCOEUR
PARKVIEW HS
CF
R/R
6'4"
205
01/08/1984
HS
COMMENT: Same type body as young Dale Murphy. Quiet hitting mechanics, often lacks trigger but takes a rip. Better than average athlete with above-average baseball tools. Attacks at plate. Serious bat speed. Covers plate, like to turn and can pull outer half, but can also drive opposite way. Exciting, plays wide open. All-American in football.
24
JOSEPH BLANTON
U KENTUCKY
RHP
R/R
6'3"
225
12/11/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Stocky, muscular build on large frame. Similar body type to Tim Belcher. Live, quick arm. Fastball has occasional sink when down in zone. Slider and curveball both show late break and bite.
25
MATTHEW CAIN
HOUSTON HS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
185
10/01/1984
HS
COMMENT: Large frame. Good pitcher's body. Sturdy lower half, similar to Rick Helling. Very quick, live arm with average velocity. Fastball bores in on righties with sinking life. Balls jumps out of hand. Slider occasionally has proper rotation on three-quarter plane. Also throws straight change. Live arm and stuff. Good mound presence.
26
JOHN MCCURDY
U MARYLAND
SS
R/R
6'2"
200
04/17/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Medium frame, strong across shoulders. Added long-ball strength since last summer. Good bat speed and power potential. Soft hands. Gets ball away with snap release, playable arm. Agile and quick on feet. Hard-nosed and aggressive.
27
SERGIO SANTOS
MATER DEI HS
SS
R/R
6'3"
200
07/04/1983
HS
COMMENT: Strong, athletic physique. Well-defined legs and arms. Body like Alex Rodriguez. Wide, balanced, open stance. Good bat speed, plus power potential. Major League arm with carry. Smart player, good instincts with sure hands. Anticipates well at shortstop.
28
JOHN MAYBERRY
ROCKHURST HS
1B
R/R
6'5"
200
12/21/1983
HS
COMMENT: Tall, strong, well built, athletic body. Son of former Major Leaguer John Mayberry. Sound hitting approach. Good bat speed through zone. Good idea of strike zone. Has type of power that cannot be taught. Steady, reliable fielder. Confident approach both at plate and in the field.
29
DERICK GRIGSBY
NORTHEAST TEXAS CC
RHP
R/R
6'0"
200
06/30/1982
JR
COMMENT: Well-proportioned, athletic body, similar to Ben Sheets. Fastball occasionally has very good velocity, sink action away from lefties and bores into righties. Aggressive on both sides of plate. Tight, hard, power curve with some slider action. Also throws a sinking change. Command of three pitches. Composed, but aggressive.
30
BENJAMIN FRITZ
FRESNO ST U
RHP
R/R
6'4"
215
03/29/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, solid frame. Big-boned, durable, similar to Jaret Wright. As catcher, frames and blocks well, adequate right to left movement. Above average arm with on-line throws, acceleration with carry. Power with some loft. Intelligent, quiet leader. As pitcher, strong, fluid arm. Solid average fastball with occasional late life. Will pitch inside. Throws three- and four-finger change with sink and fade, OK deception. Other pitch is hard, late cutter. Slurve features late bite. Strong, durable two-way player with uncommon athletic ability.
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